Dev Chat Summary: June 8th, 2016

Update on WordPress 4.5.3

Target date/time is Tuesday, June 21st 2016 at 14:00 UTC.

Consider the Shiny Updates plugin for merge

After much discussion and going through the feature project merge check list found here, Shiny Updates is not yet approved because:

  • QUnit tests should be merged with existing tests
  • a final design review needs to be done
  • a security review needs to be done

The new deadline for feedback is Monday, June 13th 2016 at 12:00 UTC. Please report issues as quickly as possible so the Shiny Updates team has time to fix them before the deadline. Don’t wait until Monday and the extra meeting which will be held on Monday, June 13th 2016 at 19:00 UTC.

Feature project updates

Customizer Transactions/Customizer Posts

  • No updates during the chat.
  • After chat: The team is no longer proposing to merge any significant framework from the customize posts plugin; however, #34923 is still targeting 4.6 for posts support (terms will be investigated further in the future). A fully functional patch was posted late Monday and is awaiting feedback and testing. @celloexpressions is planning to spend some time addressing feedback in the next week provided there are things to address.

Font Natively

  • The font weight issue is still outstanding. If you can volunteer, please see:
  • The ticket still needs screenshots of admin pages. See the above link.

Toolbar Experiments

  • No updates.

Component announcements/updates

  • All enhancement tickets in the 4.6 milestone should have an owner.!closed&type=!defect+(bug)&type=!task+(blessed)&milestone=4.6&group=component&order=priority
  • There will be a bug scrub this Friday, June 10th 2016 at 11:00 MDT. All enhancements without a working patch will be considered punt candidates.
  • Please take some time to update the good-first-bug report. This is a report that new contributors are directed to and it would ideally have good-first-bugs when they go there 🙂

Open discussion



Full chat log can be found here:

#4-6, #dev-chat, #summary